Staff

Academic Faculty

Mr. Mark Morgan

DEAN OF ACADEMICS

mark.morgan@southernprepacademy.org

(256) 307-2533 Cell

(256) 455-4914 Office

Hometown: Collinston, LA

Education: Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from Northeast Louisiana University; Masters in Military History from American Military University

Military Service: Five years on active duty in the US Army, five years in the Pennsylvania National Guard. Maintenance Officer, Battalion Staff, Company Commander 24 years at Carson Long Military Academy as a teacher/TAC; administrator, and headmaster.

Hobbies: Reading, watching college sports, golf

Quote: “Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not. Make it your strength. Then it can never be your weakness.” George R.R. Martin

Family: Wife Nichol, daughters Brook and Emily

Started Southern Prep Academy: 2018

Mrs. Sherry Arwood

Junior School Teacher

Hometown: Jackson’s Gap, AL

Education: Associates in Computer Science-Brewer State Junior College, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration/Computer Science-University of West Alabama, and Masters of Science in Elementary Education-Auburn University

Hobbies: Crafts, swimming and skiing.

Quote: “Determination gives you the resolve to keep going in spite of the roadblocks that lay before you.” Denis Waitley

Family: Daughter Brittany, son Justin, and a beagle named Abby Lou.

Started Southern Prep Academy: 2011

Mr. Terry Arwood

Senior Math
Instructor

Hometown: Opelika, AL

Education: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Auburn University

Military Service: US Navy, Petty Officer 2ndClass

Hobbies: Hunting, fishing, gardening          

Quote: “Ambition is the root from which all growth of nobleness proceeds”

Family: Wife Sherry, 2 children

Started Southern Prep Academy: 2008

Ms. Toni Baker

Administrative Assistant to the Dean

Hometown: Jacksons Gap, AL

Education: Central Alabama Community College

Hobbies: Cross Stitch and Music

Quote: “The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even heard, they must be felt with the heart.”  Helen Keller

Family: Daughter Amy, Son BJ, Grandchildren Andrew, Phillip, Michelle, Bryce, Calyn, and Tristan

Started Southern Prep Academy: 2010

Mr. Roland Bell

Science

Hometown: Elba, AL

Education: Bachelor of Science in Physical Education Troy State University, Certification in Biology Education Auburn University, Masters in Sport and Fitness Management Troy University 

Military Service: Alabama Army National Guard UH-1 (Huey) and UH-60 (Blackhawk) Mechanic, Company Physical Fitness NCO.

Hobbies: Hunting and spending time with family

Quote: “If at first you don’t succeed, find out what you did wrong and fix it.”

Family: Wife, Lana and son, Brandon 

Started Southern Prep Academy: 2018

Mr. Johnny Cassiano

English

Hometown: New Site, AL 
Education: Jacksonville Bachelor’s in Education, National Louis University Master’s in Education, Argosy University Education 
Hobbies: Hiking and cooking 
Quote: “If it is to be, it is up to me.” 

Dorinda Cooper

Mrs. Dorinda Cooper

English Instructor / College & Career Counselor

Hometown: Montgomery, AL

Education: Bachelor of Arts in English and Psychology Spring Hill College; Masters in English Indiana State University

Hobbies: Reading, horseback riding, camping

Quote: “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” Lao Tzu

Family: Husband Michael, Son Ryan 

Started Southern Prep Academy: 2017

Mr. Keith Elliott

Atheltic Director & PE Coach

Hometown: Hanceville, AL

Education: Southern Union, Wallace College

Hobbies: Reading, Golf,and playing with Grandkids

Quote: “There may be people that have more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you” Derek Jeter

Family: Married with three kids and three grandkids 

Started Southern Prep Academy: 2020

Mr. George Hall

Math & Spanish Instructor

Hometown: Auburn, AL

Education: Bachelor of Science inMathematics and Spanish, Secondary Education

Quote: “If you want to change the world, start off by making your bed.” U.S. Navy Adm. William H. McCraven

Family: Married with two children

Started Southern Prep Academy: 2014

Mr. Matthew Kelly

History Instructor

matthew.kelly@southernprepacademy.org

(256) 455-4914 Office

Hometown: Phenix City, AL                      Education: Bachelor Degree in Political Science and Public Administration, Currently working on Masters in Business Administration

Military Service: US Air Force, Combat Communications

Hobbies: Sports, Cross fit, Traveling, Reading, Outdoor Activates, Co-Host a Sports Radio show

Quote: “Are you living or just existing?”

Family: Engaged, 2 boys and 2 girls

Started Southern Prep Academy: 2019

1SG Lee A. Kolb

JROTC Army Instructor

Hometown: Damiansville, IL

Education: Associates from Georgia Military Academy

Military: Retired 1SG 23 years and 4 months, US Army Signal Corps

Hobbies: Hunting and Fishing

Quote: “Always set a good example, everyone is watching!”

Family: Wife Theresa of 32 years, 3 children and 8 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild

Started Southern Prep Academy: 2000

Mrs. Nichol Morgan

Media Specialist

Hometown: Newport, PA

Education: Harrisburg Area Community College Fire Science, Hazmat Operations, American Public University Associates in General Studies, 20 year Media Specialist at Carson Long Military Academy

Military Service: US Air Force, 193rdSpecial Operations Group, PA Air National Guard Fire/ Rescue/ EMS

Hobbies: Photography, Volunteer Fire Fighter

Quote: “Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” Dr. Seuss

Family: Husband Mark, daughters Brook and Emily

Started Southern Prep Academy: 2018

Mrs. Caroline Mayer

junior school teacher

Mr. Art Murphy

science and math

art.murphy@southernprepacademy.org

(256) 455-4914 Office

HometownElkton, MD

Education: Masters in Business Management, Central Michigan University, Masters in Information Systems Management, University of Southern California, Masters in Forensic Psychophysiology, Jacksonville State University, Bachelors in Criminal Justice, Wilmington University.

Military Service: United States Army Military Police Corps and US Army Criminal Investigation Command

HobbiesBoating, water sports, outdoor activities, spending time with family

Quote“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” -John Quincy Adams

FamilyWife: Indhira  Son: Shabir

Started Southern Prep Academy2020

Mr. Jake Norotsky

Aviation Studies

Hometown: Altoona, PA

Education: Senior, Auburn University, Instrument Rated Pilot

Military Service: US Army Iraq combat veteran with 14 years as assault helicopter crewmember, mechanic, enlisted flight instructor, flight training program manager, flight operations manager, level 2 combative instructor, crew coordination instructor, aviation safety manager

Hobbies: boating, fishing, flying, going to air shows, traveling, 

Quote: I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send,  and who will go for us?  Then said I, Here am I; send me Isaiah 6:8

Started Southern Prep Academy: 2017

Mr. John Summerfield Jr.

English

Hometown: Live Oak, Florida 

Education: Bachelor in English, University of Florida, Master of Fine Arts Creative Writing Goddard College
 
Military Service: United States Air Force, Security Forces 10 years 

Quote: “True humility is not thinking less of yourself: it is thinking of yourself less” C.S. Lewis 

Family: Married Dr. Giovanna M Summerfield, 3 children 

Started Southern Prep Academy: 2019 

Ms. Pam Webber

Technology Director, Computing and Finance

pamela.webber@southernprepacademy.org

(256) 455-4914 Office

(614) 580-6248 Cell

Hometown: New Rochelle, NY

Education: Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Washington University in St. Louis, a Certified Financial Planner from the College For Financial Planning.

Hobbies: Technical reading, Piano, Puzzle games

Quote: “If you really want to do something, you will find a way. If not, you will find an excuse”.

Family: Three children, 2 Boys and 1 Girl. The boys, William and James are currently enrolled students at Southern Prep.

Started Southern Prep Academy: 2017

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